Linda Ashley-Davidson, along with Iain Gardner formed the Swans Swimming Club in 1987. The club began slowly with a 1 hour per week teaching session. Over the years, the teaching scheme has grown to 9 hours per week providing a combination of ½ and 1 hour sessions from Parent and Child through to Advanced and Rookie Life Guard sessions.
The Club today
Today, not only do Swans provide lessons, but they provide squad training via a challenging training programme for young and older swimmers who want to compete. Swans squads are broken down into:
Cygnets = 8yrs and older
Swans = generally 12yrs and older (although transition from Cygnets to Swans is at the discretion of the Chief Coach)
Masters = those of more mature years i.e. 18yrs and over.